Architecture Competition Sleeping Pods On A Cliff 1st and Green Award winners – Marco Moretto and Maciej Abramczyk

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the 1st and Green Award winners of our “Sleeping Pods On A Cliff” competition – Marco Moretto and Maciej Abramczyk from Netherlands!

Maciej Abramczyk from Netherlands

Marco Moretto (M.Sc. TU DELFT, BNA)

Has worked as an architect in the Netherlands, Italy, and India, currently he is based in London. Within his practice, he focuses on different designs and cultural projects that often challenge procedures and theoretical concepts by centralizing other possibilities of architecture. Since 2020, he has been part of the editorial team for the Exploratorium part of the Dutch contribution to the 17th Architecture Biennale in Venice.

Maciej Abramczyk (M.Sc. TU DELFT)

Netherlands-based architect, founder of Cases Study Homes – a design practice focused on housing innovation, exploring links between typology, politics, and social dynamics.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been involved?

This is our first collaboration together, but we both have tried to embrace the complexity of the urban environment by working across multiple scales and disciplines.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Architecture competitions are an opportunity to test and explore ideas that would otherwise likely remain in a drawer, never to be formed into something potentially useful. This way, competitions invite innovation.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?

Participating in design competition is a way to make your voice heard, as well as to give yourself precious exposure to professional networks and a pool of opportunities.

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Competition results

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Hong Kong Pixel Homes

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